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Rua da Paz, Vila Franca do Campo, Sao Miguel 9680, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First you have to hear the legend of the chapel. Some shepherds were herding their flock up the hill when they found in a simple grotto a small image of the holy virgin. They told the clergy about the happening and soon after the little...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JenV65
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We walked up here from our Air B n B, took over an hour. Wonderful views. The church is interesting; if that is all you are interested in you can drive up and park. We enjoyed the walk although it was steep. Interesting tiles and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chimayred
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We walked up from the town. Quite a climb to get here. Great views over the town and bay. Artwork simple at each step. Informative tourist information materials. Surprised to find the church and buildings locked on a major Christian Festival. Easy quick descent back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I think other reviews mentioned this; but yes, google maps will not take you there if you're already on the highway. The exit they direct you to doesn't exist. But, luckily, the ubiquitous roundabouts will help you exit to an appropriate local road in order...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mochi_monday
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A must see when visiting the island. We had a rented car and visited here. The climb up the stairs tells the story of Christ from beginning to end at each level.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OntarioSeekers
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is such a beautiful church. The views are amazing. Make sure to go all the way to the top so you do not miss out on the beauty. Well worth a visit, even if a bit hard to find. Google maps hasn't placed the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Unique design won't be seen anywhere else. Stunning views all the way around. Worth the drive. Worth adding it as part of a trip to nordest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank R C
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I saw this church in postcards and wanted to go and see it; it is unique with the steps and the decorations of Jesus passion on the tiles.. it was a little difficult to drive to get to the top of the hill but it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mariadimare2016
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The chapel is nice and the views amazing (on a clear day). Be aware that the drive up the hill is very steep with many blind corners.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mr-MrsTravellerToad
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This remarkable church is visible from afar and seems to tower over many structures in the area due to its unique use of space including the hill slope. It is beautiful and worth your while. Nice simple color scheme.Great view.

Date of experience: August 2018
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